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Joseph Cornell : shadowplay, eterniday

Author: Lynda Roscoe Hartigan; Joseph Cornell; Richard Vine; Robert Lehrman; Walter Hopps
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Published to celebrate the centennial of Joseph Cornell's birth in 1903, this book provides a fresh, multidimensional perspective on the pioneering modern artist. Lavishly illustrated with over seventy-five boxes and collages, as well as images of the fascinating source material that the artist collected to create his exquisitely crafted worlds, the book communicates to the reader the sense of surprise and delight  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joseph Cornell; Joseph Cornell; Joseph Cornell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynda Roscoe Hartigan; Joseph Cornell; Richard Vine; Robert Lehrman; Walter Hopps
ISBN: 0500976287 9780500976289
OCLC Number: 52876145
Notes: "Joseph Cornell: Shadowplay ... Eterniday was published in recognition of the centennial of the birth of Joseph Cornell"--T.p. verso.
Title on DVD-ROM: "The Magical Worlds of Joseph Cornell."
Description: 256 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 29 cm. + 1 DVD-ROM (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for DVD-ROM: QuickTime 5.0.2 or higher.
Contents: Preface / Robert Lehrman --
Acknowledgments / Robert Lehrman --
Joseph Cornell's dance with duality / Lynda Roscoe Hartigan --
Eterniday : Cornell's Christian Science "metaphysique" / Richard Vine --
Selected works / section introductions by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan ; commentary by Walter Hopps --
Early collages --
Early objects --
Soap bubble sets --
Chests and cabinets --
Ballet variants --
Medici slot machines --
Habitats --
Aviaries --
Dovecotes --
Hotels and observatories --
Celestial navigation variants --
Sand trays and sand fountains --
Late collages --
Living with Cornell : a collector's view / Robert Lehrman --
Snapshot of an artist's life / Lynda Roscoe Hartigan --
An annotated Cornell library / Lynda Roscoe Hartigan --
Catalogue of the plates --
The magical worlds of Joseph Cornell (DVD-ROM).
Other Titles: Shadowplay, eterniday
Magical worlds of Joseph Cornell
Responsibility: essays, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Richard Vine, and Robert Lehrman ; commentary, Walter Hopps.

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"Published to celebrate the centennial of Joseph Cornell's birth in 1903, this book provides a fresh, multidimensional perspective on the pioneering modern artist. Lavishly illustrated with over seventy-five boxes and collages, as well as images of the fascinating source material that the artist collected to create his exquisitely crafted worlds, the book communicates to the reader the sense of surprise and delight that one experiences upon viewing the actual boxes with their toys, stuffed birds, maps, clay pipes, marbles, shells, and other paraphernalia of daily life." "The book's essays bring together the expertise of Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, chief curator at the Peabody Essex Museum and former director of the Joseph Cornell Study Center; the compelling commentary of Walter Hopps, art dealer, museum curator, and the artist's personal friend; the wide-ranging scholarship of Richard Vine, author and managing editor of Art in America; and the sensitivity of Robert Lehrman, a leading Cornell collector whose firsthand experience lends this publication its distinctive intimacy. Among the topics explored are the role of dualities in the artistic process, the dominant themes of Cornell's oeuvre, and the importance of his Christian Science faith."--Jacket.

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